A death penalty accomplishes nothing positive. It is outdated and barbaric. The appeals incur unnecessary cost, the person is essentially let off the hook, becomes a victim of governmental crime and is given no chance to contribute or make amends. I am a strong proponent of restorative justice and would prefer the sentence actually be for life with no possibility of parole. During that time the person would be required to do something that will be of benefit to society. Preferably something related to those who are injured by the act that necessitated the life sentence.